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Cultural Response

Memorial Pins

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Memorial pins

Contributed by : Laura E. Ruberto

Object # 1291

These memorial pins were made by artist Melanie Shapiro (based in Oakland, California). There is a pin for each victim–stating their name and age. In thinking about the fire, Melanie was struck particularly by their ages and wanted to create a simple, straight-forward visual reminder of their individuality while marking the tragedy that they all shared.

Courtesy of : Melanie Shapiro, All rights reserved

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